Melvin Kruger Endowed Scholarship Program

Scholarship program

The Melvin Kruger Endowed Scholarship Program Campaign is a permanent endowment established to provide scholarships to college and vocational-technical school students who plan to pursue careers in the roofing or the building construction industries, including architecture; business management; civil, mechanical or structural engineering; and construction management majors.

The scholarship program recognizes one of the industry's greatest leaders, Melvin Kruger, of L.E. Schwartz & Son Inc., Macon, Ga., a former NRCA president and the principal fundraiser at the time the Alliance was established.

NRCA contractor and supplier members, their immediate family members, and members' full-time employees and/or their immediate family members are eligible for the merit-based scholarships. Scholarship recipients will receive funding for up to four years of full-time study at any accredited post-secondary institution of the student's choice.

This scholarship program is administered by Scholarship Management Services,® a division of Scholarship America.® Scholarship Management Services is the nation's largest designer and manager of scholarship and tuition reimbursement programs for corporations, foundations, associations and individuals. Awards are granted without regard to race, color, creed, religion, sexual orientation, gender, disability or national origin.

Donate today

Please consider giving generously and making a commitment! Our campaign goal is to raise $700,000 in gifts to fulfill our overall goal of a $2 million endowment so we can distribute 25 $5,000 scholarships annually.

The Alliance has a history of commitment to education, training and scholarship and when you donate to the Melvin Kruger Endowed Scholarship Program, you help shape the future of the roofing industry, one student at a time.

Donations are tax-deductible as charitable contributions to the extent permitted under federal tax law and can be paid over a period of up to and including five years.

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A personal legacy

You also can make your mark on the future of the roofing industry by establishing a scholarship in your name or your company's name. When you make a commitment of $50,000, you can choose to name the scholarship and participate in the selection of the recipient each year.

Following are the named scholarships which, with the exception of the Firestone Scholarships, are awarded on an annual basis through the general Melvin Kruger Endowed Scholarship Program: Beacon Roofing Supply Inc.; Dan Cohen Scholarship; Firestone Scholarship; Fred Good Scholarship and OMG Roofing Products.


We wish to thank the individuals and organizations who have made generous contributions to the scholarship fund, which enables the Alliance to offer scholarships. Your commitment to the program shows your willingness to give back to those who follow you.

For a current list of donors, click here.

2015-16 scholarship winners

To view the recipients of the 2015-16 scholarships, click here.

2016-17 scholarship winners

Winners of the 2016-17 scholarships will be notified before June 1, 2016.

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